Brooklyn Parents Want Children Relocated From Mold-Infested Middle School

April 2, 2012 12:00 AM

Brooklyn Parents Want Children Relocated From Mold-Infested Middle School
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Parents of students at Middle School 577 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn are in an uproar over the school’s ongoing problems with mold.

Eighth grader Matthew DeJesus told CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis that mold in the building has been making him sick.

“I’ve been having mild headaches, and a lot of breathing problems, and shortness of breath,” DeJesus said on Monday night.

The mold stems from a leaky facade and a worn out roof. An emergency meeting, led by Deputy Schools Chancellor Kathleen Grimm, was held to fill parents in on the details of a massive weekend cleanup of seven classrooms.

Parents have demanded that their children be relocated, but officials, including city health inspectors, have tried to reassure parents that recent testing revealed low levels of mold. They also told parents that the children would not be relocated.

The “no” answer sent parents marching up the aisles, leaving the meeting in disgust "

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